Saturday, March 29, 2014

Nordika Giant Plus - Ta Da!

Nordika Giant Plus

This is my Nordika Giant Plus. She was made with Kona white and a set of fat quarters from the Nordika fabric line. I finished her a while ago now, at the beginning of March but somehow I kept putting off showing her off here.

Nordika Giant Plus

These first pictures are after a wash and dry. One of my worries getting the long arm machine was that the detailed quilting would disappear into the after washing bumps. I am so pleased to see that it does not do that.

Nordika Giant Plus

This quilt was the first one I quilted with my own new long arm. She is a sampler of quilting patterns I know or wanted to try.

Nordika Giant Plus

I learned that I am better at some designs than others.

Nordika Giant Plus

I am totally sold on wavy lines as a quick and easy filler for backgrounds. You are going to see them on a lot of my quilts.

Nordika Giant Plus - back

I so pleased that the quilting shows so well on the tea dyed text print on the back.

Nordika Giant Plus - back

It also shows up nicely when the quilt is being held up.

Giant Plus - before washing

These next photos are before washing. The quilt is "flatter" and more cardboard like but you can certainly see the quilting better.

Giant Plus - detail before washing

I really like that double loopy loop, and of course the dense matchsticking quilting in the grey plus.

Giant Plus - detail before washing

That is supposed to be flowers in the black background flowers. That design needs work.

Giant Plus - detail before washing

It will  be a while yet before I tire of showing off my beginning quilting. I hope you don't mind.

Giant Plus - detail before washing

The square stipple is another favourite of mine.

Nordika Giant Plus

And one last photo after the wash. These were taken a few weeks ago, we have less snow on the ground today. I am still planning to make a pattern for my version of this simple quilt, I really like the layout where you don't fill in all the pluses.

Finish Along 2014

This quilt is my fourth finish from my Q1 FAL list (which is here). I hope you are getting your last finishes in too - I can't believe that March is just about done, it will be spring soon.

Best,

Leanne

35 comments:

  1. Nice! Love all the quilting designs on this one...

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  2. Good idea to try out several quilting patterns.....it looks fabulous!!!

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  3. Such a great pattern! I love that you did different quilting in each area. You are really getting good with the new longarm.

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  4. what a great job you have done with your new long arm, such a variety of quilting very nice

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  5. Oh man I love this quilt! Nordika is a favourite and so is the plus block. Double whammy !!

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  6. I was thinking how much I love this more sparse placement of the crosses that I would LOVE the pattern! It's very effective and not nearly as busy as the traditional version! And you are becoming quite the long arm quilter too! Great job, great finish!

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  7. Aren't the months flying in! Crosses quilts are one of my favs, and this one is gorgeous! Love all your experimental quilting - adds such a lot of interest! Jxo

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  8. Looking good. Love this fabric line and design as well. Your quilting adds some extra to it :-)

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  9. It is fabulous Leanne. I love the empty crosses too, and the quilting looks wonderful. I'm really enjoying seeing what you can do on your longarm.

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  10. Looking great, love the quilting

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  11. Very nice Leanne....I enjoyed the quilting patterns you used.

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  12. It really is great and I love your quilting. For a new longarm quilter I think you are doing really well.

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  13. Its fabulous and I love the quilting

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  14. Leanne, I love the white crosses interspersed among the beautiful prints. This is a great inspiration. I've been wanting to make a plus (cross) quilt and I really adore this one. Thanks for sharing this and the great, great quilting on your long arm.

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  15. SPLENDID quilt! Your machine work is very nice - you make me want to try it.

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  16. So much fun seeing your initial forays with the new longarm! Very nice -- and instructive, too!

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  17. That double loopy pattern is one I'm looking at for my Swoon! Love the differences in texture and how beautifully the plus shapes appear on the back. Gorgeous finish!

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  18. Brilliant idea to use so many different quilting designs, the overall effect is great, particularly on the back

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  19. Stunning quilt, fabulous quilting too! I really must make a plus quilt!

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  20. Love all that quilting! I haven't tried a square stipple yet...I have issues with keeping lines straight and corners unrounded. Maybe with a little more experience I will feel ready to try that one.

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  21. it looks great Leanne. I like you plus layout - the "empty" +'s work for me. Nice way to do a sampler of your quilting designs

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  22. What are your square sizes and the finish quilt size? I have 39 FQs and 10 half yards (so 59 FQs total...may get more) of solids to make a plus quilt (starting to cut it tomorrow) and I'm trying to decide on my block sizes. I want it to be king sized. I've seen every where from 3-6 inch finished squares. My patterns may decide as I want to fussy cut some!

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  23. I love it, Leanne! I agree with Janet - the negative pluses, the fact that this is a sampler of quilting stitches...the fabrics, love it all.

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  24. I think I like the back best because it shows off all that amazing quilting! Have you thought of doing a whole cloth?

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  25. gorgeous quilt Leanne, as usual. I love all the amazing quilting you did on it, so very perfect!!!!

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  26. I too really like the layout where you don't fill in all the pluses so I'm looking forward to your tutorial on this quilt. Very nice work, Leanne.

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  27. Beautiful! Glad you are a convert to the wavy lines - as you know I love them because they are easy to achieve on my small machine with my limited quilting repertoire! I do think they look good though.

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  28. It is just beautiful and like you, I love the effect of not filling in some of the areas - makes it really interesting to look at and ponder on. xCathy

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  29. Yay!
    (I'm taking the intro class at the Calgary Sparrow Studioz tonight...)

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  30. I really enjoy your quilts. I want to make one for a wedding gift and I was wondering how large your squares are in this? Thank you for the inspiration you give to me and obviously many others!

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  31. I love this quilt Leanne! I really like how your pluses are huge.

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  32. I love this quilt and pattern. Can't wait to try this same pattern when you have it ready to be purchased

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